- Candia, New Hampshire
official_name = Candia, New Hampshire
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location in Rockingham County,
settlement_type = Town
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Rockingham
Board of Selectmen
leader_name = Gary York, Chairman
established_title = Incorporated
established_date = 1763
area_magnitude = 1 E8
area_total_km2 = 79.2
area_total_sq_mi = 30.6
area_land_km2 = 78.5
area_land_sq_mi = 30.3
area_water_km2 = 0.6
area_water_sq_mi = 0.2
area_water_percent = 0.79
population_as_of = 2007
population_total = 4,181
population_density_km2 = 53.3
population_density_sq_mi = 138.0
timezone = Eastern
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = Eastern
utc_offset_DST = -4
latd = 43 |latm = 04 |lats = 40 |latNS = N
longd = 71 |longm = 16 |longs = 36 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 107
elevation_ft = 351
website = [http://www.candianh.org/ www.candianh.org]
postal_code = 03034
area_code = 603
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 33-09300
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0873558
Candia is a town in Rockingham County,
New Hampshire, United States. The population was 3,911 at the 2000 census.
Settled in 1743, Candia was once part of Chester and known as "Charmingfare", probably because of the many
bridle paths or "parades" through the pleasant scenery. Charmingfare was incorporated in 1763 and named "Candia" by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth, possibly after the old name under Venetian domination of the principal city of Crete, which he had visited after graduation from Harvard.
Sam Walter Foss, poet
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of convert|30.6|sqmi|km2. convert|30.3|sqmi|km2|abbr=on of it is land and convert|0.2|sqmi|km2|abbr=on of it is water, comprising 0.79% of the town. It is drained by the North Branch River, a tributary of the Lamprey River. Candia lies almost fully within the Piscataqua Riverwatershed except for the western and southern edges of town, which are in the Merrimack Riverwatershed.cite book |title=Water Use in New Hampshire: An Activities Guide for Teachers |url=http://nh.water.usgs.gov/Publications/nh.intro.html |last=Foster |first=Debra H. |coauthors=Batorfalvy, Tatianna N.; and Medalie, Laura |publisher=U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Geological Survey |year=1995] The highest point in town is Hall Mountain, at convert|941|ft|m above sea level, located in Bear Brook State Parkin the northwestern part of the town. (The main entrance to the state park and most of its facilities are in neighboring Allenstown.)
Candia is bisected by two state highways, Route 43 running north from Route 101 through the Candia Four Corners to the Deerfield,
New Hampshiretown line, and Route 27, running east/west from the Hooksett, New Hampshiretown line through the Candia Four Corners to the Raymond, New Hampshiretown line. Route 101 is the major east/west thoroughfare through southern New Hampshire and travels through the south part of Candia.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,911 people, 1,359 households, and 1,108 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 129.0/sq mi (49.8/km²). There were 1,384 housing units at an average density of 45.6/sq mi (17.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.11% White, 0.43% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.
There were 1,359 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.0% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.4% were non-families. 12.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $61,389, and the median income for a family was $67,163. Males had a median income of $43,260 versus $31,127 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $25,267. About 2.3% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.
Kindergarten through eighth grade public education is provided for Candia residents at the Henry W. Moore School, located near the Candia Four Corners on Deerfield Road. High school education is provided through contract at Manchester High School Central in Manchester,
New Hampshire. Candia is home to the private Christian high school, Jesse Remington.
Sites of interest
* Fitts Museum, operated by the Candia Historical Society
* Candia Vineyards, an award winning vineyard with unique varietals
* Charmingfare Farm, a farm and petting zoo.
Fire and Emergency Medical Services are provided by [http://www.candiavfd.org Candia Fire-Rescue] , an all-volunteer department organized in 1925. This department provides fire suppression, rescue, and first-responder Emergency Medical Services to the citizens of Candia and the surrounding communities. Ambulance service is provided by [http://www.rockingham.org Rockingham Regional Ambulance] out of Manchester. The closest hospitals are the [http://www.elliothospital.com Elliot Hospital] , a Level Two
Trauma center, and [http://www.catholicmedicalcenter.org Catholic Medical Center] , one of the most advanced cardiac care centers in New England. Both of these facilities are located approximately 20 minutes away in Manchester. [http://www.foreveryday.com/hospital/index.htm Exeter Hospital] is also located about 20 minutes away in Exeter.
Police protection is provided by the Candia Police Department, assisted by the New Hampshire State Police and other local municipal police departments.
* [http://www.candianh.org Town website]
* [http://www.candiavfd.org Candia Fire-Rescue]
* [http://www.nh.gov/nhes/elmi/htmlprofiles/candia.html New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile]
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